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January 11, 2021, 2:33 PM

Turkish televangelist gets life term for sex abuse, offenses

A Turkish court has sentenced a controversial Muslim televangelist and cult leader to a life term in prison, finding him guilty of forming a criminal gang and sexual abuse of minors, among several other offenses
January 11, 2021, 2:33 PM
Turkish televangelist gets life term for sex abuse, offenses
December 29, 2020, 1:27 PM

Turkey seeks arrest of businessman linked to US fraud scheme

Turkish prosecutors have issued a detention warrant against a Turkish businessman with links to Utah-based business executives who have pleaded guilty to a $511 million tax credit scheme in the United States
December 29, 2020, 1:27 PM
Turkey seeks arrest of businessman linked to US fraud scheme
December 27, 2020, 9:12 PM

Turkish lawmakers pass bill monitoring civil society groups

Rights groups have warned the law would violate the freedom of association.
December 27, 2020, 9:12 PM
1 month ago

EU to spend hundreds of millions more on refugees in Turkey

The European Union plans to spend hundreds of millions of euros over the next year helping refugees living in Turkey, most of them people who fled the war in Syria
1 month ago
EU to spend hundreds of millions more on refugees in Turkey
1 month ago

Turkish philanthropist on trial for alleged failed coup ties

A Turkish philanthropist is again standing trial in Turkey, this time on charges of espionage and attempting to overthrow the government in connection with a failed coup four years ago
1 month ago
Turkish philanthropist stands trial for alleged ties to coup
1 month ago

Turkey won't step back on S-400s despite US sanctions

Turkey's foreign minister says Turkey won’t step back from its decision to deploy Russian air defense systems despite U.S. sanctions imposed on the country over the purchase
1 month ago
Turkey won't step back on S-400s despite US sanctions
1 month ago

US sanctions NATO ally Turkey for purchasing Russian missile system

Pres. Trump sanctioned Turkey for purchasing a Russian missile defense system after years of Congress pressuring him to.
1 month ago
US sanctions NATO ally Turkey for purchasing Russian missile system
1 month ago

Turkey rejects EU decision to widen sanctions

Turkey has asked the European Union to act as an ‘honest mediator’ in its dispute with EU members Greece and Cyprus over the exploration of gas reserves in the Mediterranean, after European leaders approved expanding sanctions against Ankara
1 month ago
Turkey rejects EU decision to widen sanctions
2 months ago

Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey's 2016 coup

A Turkish court has sentenced hundreds of military and civilian personnel at an air base to life prison sentences, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in a failed coup attempt in 2016
2 months ago
Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey's 2016 coup
2 months ago

Turkey bans smoking in public places to curb virus spread

Turkey’s interior ministry has banned smoking in public places across the country to curb the spread of COVID-19
2 months ago
Turkey bans smoking in public places to curb virus spread
2 months ago

Turkish finance minister, Erdogan's son-in-law, resigns post

Berak Albayrak is stepping down for health reasons, to spend time with family.
2 months ago
3 months ago

Quake toll rises to 116 in Turkey; rescuers finish searches

The death toll in last week’s Aegean Sea earthquake has risen to 116 as rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir completed their searches of the final collapsed buildings
3 months ago
Rescuers make final search in Turkey as quake death toll rises in
3 months ago

Turkey fines social media giants for breaching online law

Turkey has issued fines against global social media companies for failing to appoint a representative to ensure they conform to Turkish law
3 months ago
Turkey fines social media giants for breaching online law
3 months ago

Tourist boat sinks near Turkish coast; 1 Russian dead

Officials say a tour boat with 33 tourists on board has capsized near the Turkish Mediterranean coast of Alanya, killing at least one person
3 months ago
Tourist boat sinks near Turkish coast; 1 person dead
3 months ago

2 children pulled alive in dramatic Turkey quake rescues

Rescuers have pulled two children from the rubble of a deadly earthquake in a Turkish coastal city
3 months ago
2 children rescued in Turkey as quake death toll reaches 81
3 months ago

Turkey threatens new military operation into Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to launch a new military operation in northern Syria if Kurdish militants are not cleared from areas along its border with Syria
3 months ago
Turkey threatens new military operation into Syria
3 months ago

Americans threatened by terror, kidnapping plots in Turkey, embassy warns

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey warned Americans about potential terror and kidnapping plots in an urgent security alert.
3 months ago
Americans threatened by terror, kidnapping plots in Turkey, embassy warns
3 months ago

Turkey slams joint declaration by Cyprus, Greece and Egypt

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has slammed a joint statement by Greece, Cyprus and Egypt that condemns Turkish energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean and numerous “provocations” that they maintain are threatening regional peace
3 months ago
Turkey slams joint declaration by Cyprus, Greece and Egypt
3 months ago

Turkey: Police on trial for killing of prominent lawyer

Three police officers have gone on trial in southeastern Turkey over the killing of a prominent lawyer and human rights defender nearly five years ago
3 months ago
Police officers on trial for 2015 killing of Turkish lawyer
3 months ago

An American journalist was murdered in Turkey. Why didn't the US investigate?

Turkish authorities say Halla and Orouba Barakat were killed in a family dispute. Others suspect a targeted assassination.
3 months ago
An American journalist was murdered in Turkey. Why didn't the US investigate?
4 months ago

Armenia and Azerbaijan battle amid reports that Turkish-backed Syrian rebels were deployed

Armenia says Turkey shot down one of its fighter jets as fighting with Azerbaijan around disputed enclave Nagorno-Karabakh intensifies.
4 months ago
Armenia claims Turkey 'shot down' one of its jets during Nagorno-Karabakh fighting
5 months ago

Germany calls for end to east Mediterranean military drills

Germany has called for an end to military drills in the eastern Mediterranean to defuse tensions and create conditions for NATO allies Greece and Turkey to resolve a dispute over offshore energy exploration rights
5 months ago
5 months ago

Turkey's economy shrinks by nearly 10% in Q2 during lockdown

Turkey’s economy contracted by 9.9 % in the second quarter of the year from the previous three-month period in the wake of lockdown measures put in place to deal with the coronavirus pandemic
5 months ago
Turkey's economy shrinks by nearly 10% in Q2 during lockdown
5 months ago

Turkey detains IS suspect planning 'sensational' attack

Turkey's state-run news agency says police in Istanbul have detained a suspected Islamic State group militant who was allegedly planning a “sensational” attack in the city
5 months ago
Turkey detains IS suspect planning 'sensational' attack
5 months ago

Turkey, Greece stick to their guns in escalating Med dispute

Turkey and Greece have both vowed to defend their competing claims in eastern Mediterranean as the NATO allies remained locked in a tense dispute over offshore energy exploration rights
5 months ago
Turkey warns Greece not to test its patience over east Med
6 months ago

Turkey rejects Greece accusation of Mediterranean violation

Turkey is rejecting claims by Greece that its oil-and-gas research vessels were encroaching on Greek territory in the eastern Mediterranean and said it would continue to defend its legitimate rights and interests in the region
6 months ago
Turkey rejects Greece accusation of Mediterranean violation
6 months ago

Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants; 8 smugglers held

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle 276 migrants to Europe on board a ship, and detained eight suspected smugglers
6 months ago
Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants; 8 smugglers held
6 months ago

Death toll rises to 6 in Turkey fireworks factory explosion

The death toll from a massive explosion in a fireworks factory in Turkey has increased to six
6 months ago
Death toll rises to 6 in Turkey fireworks factory explosion
7 months ago

4 dead, 97 injured in blast at Turkish fireworks factory

Turkish officials say an explosion has occurred at a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey, killing four people and injuring 97 others
7 months ago
2 dead, 73 injured in blast at Turkish fireworks factory
7 months ago

Turkey demands French apology over Med naval incident

Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday demanded an apology from France over its depiction of a standoff between ships from the two countries in the Mediterranean Sea that prompted Paris to suspend its involvement in a NATO naval operation
7 months ago
Turkey demands French apology over Med naval incident
7 months ago

Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey

Seven journalists went on trial accused of revealing state secrets for their reports on the funeral an intelligence officer who was killed in Libya
7 months ago
Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey
7 months ago

Floods hit northwest Turkey; 5 killed, 1 missing

Flash floods caused by torrential rains have left at least five people dead in northwest Turkey
7 months ago
Floods hit northwest Turkey; 5 killed, 1 missing
7 months ago

Turkey says its jets struck Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq

Turkey’s military says its jets have carried out new cross-border airstrikes targeting Turkish Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
7 months ago
Turkey says its jets struck Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
8 months ago

Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup

Turkish prosecutors have issued warrants for the detention of 118 military personnel over their suspected links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt in 2016
8 months ago
Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup
9 months ago

Turkey records 61 new COVID-19 deaths, lowest in over a month

Turkey’s health minister has announced 61 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, which is the lowest number in over a month
9 months ago
Turkey records 61 new COVID-19 deaths, lowest in over a month
9 months ago

Turkey marks its 100th year of parliament amid coronavirus

A Turkish Airlines plane has flown over central Turkey on a path drawing out the Turkish flag to mark centennial celebrations for the founding of the Turkish parliament
9 months ago
Turkey marks its 100th year of parliament amid coronaviru
9 months ago

Turkish minister offers resignation over weekend lockdowns

Turkey introduced a coronavirus lockdown over the weekend that took many by surprise and led to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu offering his resignation
9 months ago
Turkey charts less restrictive virus path to protect economy
9 months ago

Explosion on road in southeast Turkey kills 5

Officials say an improvised explosive device went off on a road in southeast Turkey, killing five forestry workers traveling to work
9 months ago
Explosion on road in southeast Turkey kills 5
9 months ago

The Latest: Nearly 3,000 released from Sri Lanka prisons

Nearly 2,900 prisoners have been released from overcrowded prisons in Sri Lanka as the Indian ocean island nation has stepped up its efforts to contain the spreading of the new coronavirus
9 months ago
The Latest: Turkey passes 500 coronavirus deaths
10 months ago

Tear gas hits the fan during clashes on Greek-Turkish border

Greek border units trying to stop crowds of migrants from pushing their way in from Turkey have hit on a new defense against tear gas unleashed on them from the Turkish side of the frontier — monster fans
10 months ago
Tear gas hits the fan during clashes on Greek-Turkish border
10 months ago

Turkey: Elite police going to stop Greece's migrant pushback

Turkey's interior minister says 1,000 elite special operations police are being sent to the border to counter officers in Greece from driving back people attempting to cross over to Europe
10 months ago
Turkey deploying special forces to border amid migrant surge
10 months ago

Turkey, Syria fighting escalates; refugees mass at EU border

Turkey declared its borders were open to migrants heading to Europe.
10 months ago
UN says 13,000 migrants mass at Turkey's border with Greece
1 year ago

Child dies as migrant and refugee crisis escalates on Greek-Turkish border

After Turkey opened its borders to let refugees and migrants out, chaos has been brewing at the border with Greece.
1 year ago
Child dies as migrant and refugee crisis escalates on Greek-Turkish border
1 year ago

Erdogan urges Putin to rein in Syria, end human crisis

Turkey's President has urged Russia to “restrain" the Syrian government and to halt a humanitarian crisis unfolding in northwest Syria
1 year ago
Erdogan phones 2 European leaders, wants end to Idlib push
1 year ago

Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria's Idlib

Turkey's foreign minister says a Turkish delegation will hold talks in Russia on Monday on the situation in Syria's Idlib province amid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there
1 year ago
Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria's Idlib
1 year ago

Successive avalanches hit same spot, killing 33 and burying dozens of rescuers in Turkey

Successive avalanches struck the same spot in eastern Turkey, trapping dozens and killing 33 people who attended the first avalanche.
1 year ago
Avalanche wipes out rescue team; 33 dead overall
1 year ago

3 dead, over 170 injured after passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport

A passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport, with the fuselage ripped into three parts.
1 year ago
3 dead, 179 injured after passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport
1 year ago

U.S. investigators inspect site of fatal Turkish plane crash

Turkey's state-run news agency says U.S. aviation investigators are examining the wreckage of a Boeing 737 that crashed in Istanbul, killing three people
1 year ago
US investigators inspect site of fatal Turkish plane crash
1 year ago

Syrian advance sends hundreds of thousands fleeing in Idlib

Turkey is sending more troops and tanks to bolster its military presence in northwestern Syria, where President Bashar Assad's forces have been advancing in a devastating, Russian-backed offensive
1 year ago
Turkey sends more troops, tanks to Syria amid Idlib assault
1 year ago

Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 38 dead overall

Rescuers were helping victims of an avalanche when another struck.
1 year ago
Avalanche wipes out rescue team; 28 dead overall